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The Art of Focusing

introductory Course

An introductory Focusing weekend workshop.

2 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

london

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Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

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2 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: online course begins

specialist Course

What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way...

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What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Focusing is all about listening to what the body has to say about our life, but every night something similar happens with our dreams. Something in us (the body/the dream maker) gives us rich, mysterious and powerful symbols, telling us not just about our life situation but how we might carry those situations forward. The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: 5 week course begins 4th Nov 7.00-9.15pm https://www.livingfocusing.co.uk/dreams.html

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4 Nov 2019 - 4 Nov 2019

online, skype worldwide

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Focusing for Everybody Level 3. 9th and 10th November 2019

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 12 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake. Lunch not included.

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Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 12 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake. Lunch not included.

With John Threadgold and Russ Kendall 

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for anyone who has completed Level 1 and 2 of the Focusing skills certificate, with Russ and John, and who wants to expand their theory knowledge, skills and focusing practice. This course may also be suitable for people who have completed other focusing training with BFA or other Focusing teachers.This course is also suitable for therapists who have completed other focusing training and want to expand their knowledge for personal and professional development. What does the course cover? This course includes 
1) A brief overview of Levels 1 and 2 of the previous focusing courses with John and Russ. 
2) Our interactions with the world in which we live, and what we bring to our focusing partnerships. (Art Exercise covering our core self, resources life experiences etc 
3) Focusing Partnership skills, including experiential listening skills from our own sense of grounded presence. This includes a joint focuser/ focusing partner grounding exercise at the start of the focusing session, and the focusing partner listening and reflecting from their intuitive empathetic felt sense of the focuser and their issues. 
4) Working with specific issues in focusing, how to formulate the right questions. eg, emotional issues, practical decisions, etc. ) and what to do if they do not seem to work 
5) A brief  introduction to  focusing with the positives, including finding a safe place or space, inviting discovering and expanding our resources and discovering what change might feel like. 
6) A brief exploration of Mindfulness based coping strategies for issues when focusing is not possible. ( The Four Steps and revisiting Standing and grounding exercise)
7) Further focusing resources and training. 
Training Methods. John and Russ  will offer focusing demonstrations, question and answer sessions, use of art to carry forward the felt sense, as well as small group work where we will act as a resource for the group or smaller groups where this happens. Your Trainers. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the International Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk . Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573

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9 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Online Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

focusing skills certificate Course

Thursdays. Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills...

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Thursdays. Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

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3 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Let Your Body Make Your Mind Up

specialist Course

A workshop on using Focusing with decision making.

5 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

london

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Online Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing 2pm – 5pm

introductory Course

Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there...

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there is an option to continue on to the full five Levels. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion.

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8 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Whole Body Focusing in Findhorn

introductory Course

 

Whole Body Focusing

 
Sat 31 August 2019 (7 Days)
Alex Maunder & Susan Miles
Beneath all of our stress...

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Whole Body Focusing

 
Sat 31 August 2019 (7 Days)
Alex Maunder & Susan Miles
Beneath all of our stress and trauma lies an inner wellspring of intelligence and vitality that knows how to move our life situations forward. Invite your power of awareness to awaken this intuitive power of your body wisdom through the natural process of Whole Body Mindfulness. Many people are carrying great emotional pain. Suffering is fine if it can lead to a growth in understanding but pointless and cruel if it merely results in repetitive patterns of behaviour. Seeing the bigger picture: I believe that I am here, like everybody else, to learn Life’s lessons and to move forwards. That can only happen when I stop being so reactive and learn to see things from a different perspective. The deepest reason why I practice and teach Whole Body Mindfulness is that it gives me an intuitive feeling of grounding, safety and support from something much bigger than my little ego. Then my nervous system can calm down, my body feels more relaxed and alive, and I am able to step back and to see the bigger picture. Self-Responsibility is the key: From this new perspective, with mindful self-awareness, I can take responsibility for the parts of my behaviour that are clearly wrong and have contributed to any disharmony in the whole situation. These are the bits that I can change and as I do so I become more empathic about other people’s behaviour. This insight suddenly opens me up to the new possibilities that are surrounding me all of the time, but I am unable to see them due to the stress and trauma of my old reactive patterns. There is only Learning: With Whole Body Focusing it is possible to learn, to let go and to move forwards. All the pain of wanting to be right and to prove the other person wrong suddenly vanishes. There is no right or wrong anymore, there is only learning. The intuitive insights learnt are so powerful that this becomes a spiritual practice in it’s own right that naturally leads to change and activates new neural pathways. This can powerfully contribute to the ongoing process of mindful self-observation and self-transformation. Intuitive Listening: We will also explore the value of intuitive listening with Whole Body Focusing. When connected to our grounded presence, our body wisdom knows how to be with and listen to the other person in a way that we do not. Going beyond the cognitive mind and all theories to a place of pure intuitive knowing, words come that are exactly the right thing to say at the moment as a way of supporting the speaker. Combining elements of the Alexander Technique with the Inner Focusing practice developed by Eugene Gendlin, Whole Body Focusing encourages more of the body into the process of self-enquiry, increasing grounded presence and energy flow. Please note: Whole Body Focusing includes aspects of The Alexander Technique. No prior experience of this work is necessary, but some hands-on bodywork skills will be taught.

Tiered Pricing: £1080 / £820 / £670

 

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31 Aug 2019 - 7 Sep 2019

Findhorn Community, scotland

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Online Focusing Practitioner Training

specialist Course

Do you love Focusing, and want to share this valuable resource with others?
Starting September. A new online professional training for...

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Do you love Focusing, and want to share this valuable resource with others?
Starting September. A new online professional training for people who have done the basic course.
This is for you if you have learnt the basics of Focusing and you know how much it has given you already, and what it means to you in your life. This is an opportunity for you to take it further, deepen your understanding, and be able to offer Focusing sessions to others. It will be of interest to you if you already work with others, especially in a professional capacity.
Tuesday afternoons, 3, 10, 17 and 24 September gets you started. And there is more to follow.
During the programme, you get support from a small group of fellow trainees as well as individual mentoring from two dedicated Mentors. There are three training modules, spread throughout the year, specialist advanced trainings, and you assist on the basic course as an advanced student. There is home study and written work, as well as individual Focusing sessions with your Mentors.
Beyond what has already been described above, here is a list of learning outcomes:
  • Listening/reflecting skills.
  • Guiding skills.
  • Relationship with clients.
  • Ethics.
  • General knowledge/understanding of Focusing.
  • Exploration of the use of Focusing in an area of personal interest (e.g. counselling, creativity).
  • Self-employment skills.
See my web site, and contact me directly for more information, and to apply for the training programme.

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3 Sep 2019 - 24 Sep 2019

skype worldwide

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Workshop 4: Creativity & Criticism

focusing skills certificate Course

The next weekend workshop in my Skills series. Further focusing, listening and guiding skills, and exploring the contrasting forces of...

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The next weekend workshop in my Skills series. Further focusing, listening and guiding skills, and exploring the contrasting forces of creativity and criticism in both the focusing and the listening role, including the 'inner critic'.

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21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

london

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2-day introduction to focusing and companioning

introductory Course

This 2-day experiential workshop is a great starting place for discovering the gentle art of focusing. We will be a...

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This 2-day experiential workshop is a great starting place for discovering the gentle art of focusing. We will be a friendly group of maximum 5 participants, meeting in Chesterton, Cambridge. Both newcomers and anyone wishing to refresh their focusing practice are welcome. Workshop times: 10am to 5pm Cost: £120 Teas and coffee will be provided. Participants will bring their own lunch (and perhaps a few tasty morsels to share) This introductory weekend is also the first part of the BFA Focusing Skills course, a 10-day comprehensive foundation training. Please email Kay for further details.

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21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Cambridge, eastern

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1: the Essence of Focusing

introductory Course

Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and...

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Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion. By the end of Level 1, you will have a basic understanding of the Focusing process.

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21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Introduction to Focusing – Listening to Yourself. Level 1 BFA Focusing Skills Certificate – This workshop is now fully booked

focusing skills certificate Course

This 2 day workshop is open to anyone who wants to explore and learn about Focusing. No previous...

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This 2 day workshop is open to anyone who wants to explore and learn about Focusing. No previous experience of Focusing is needed.

People learn Focusing for a variety of reasons, everyone is welcome to come and learn more about how Focusing can help in their day to day life

What you will Learn

You will learn to notice to sense into the body and to hear the knowing which is held in the body without being overwhelmed by what is there. You will learn how to listen to your inner self with compassion and acceptance. You will begin to learn how to guide yourself in a Focusing and how to support someone else in the Focusing process.  My workshops are based on  the Inner Relationship approach to Focusing of Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin and also explore the work of Gene Gendlin and the origins of Focusing.

Location of Workshops

My workshops are run from a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth in Warwickshire.  The setting an old house, used as a therapy centre in Old Kenilworth. It has a lovely atmosphere and a beautiful garden, which makes for a great setting for a weekend workshop.  The venue is accessible by public transport and there is car parking close by.

More about the workshop

Focusing is a gentle but powerful approach to exploring and hearing what are inner places wish to tell us.  The workshop is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Previous participants have told me they like the small group size and it helps create a safe space in which to explore focusing and gives the opportunity to get to know everyone at the workshop. There are opportunities for group discussion and one to one focusing sessions where you can practice and explore what you have been introduced to. My workshops run from 9.45 - 4.45 each day.

BFA Focusing Skills Certificate

This workshop is Level 1 of the BFA Focusing Skills Certificate.  It can be taken on its own as an introduction to Focusing. It is not necessary to sign up to all 5 levels to take this level. The only requirement is that the workshops are taken in order as each level builds from the previous one.

Booking

The cost for the workshop is £140.00 if booked before 15th August 2019, thereafter the cost is £160.00. If you wish to book for the workshop, I ask for a £50.00 deposit on booking to secure your place.  You can contact me via my website where you will find more information about Focusing, Me and the workshops I offer or by e mail:-  lizzie.orrell@gmail.com. If you would like more information or to talk with me about this workshop - please do get in touch.

What Previous Participants have Said about Focusing and my Workshops

I always feel welcomed, comfortable and safe on the weekends. I have learned a lot and these weekends always inspire me to look a little deeper I really appreciate how clearly everything is explained. The course notes are well set out and very clear. It is good to have something to take away and reflect on after the weekend. It was lovely to be in such an open and accepting group I have been surprised and pleased to discover how gentle focusing is

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28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Kenilworth, west midlands

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that...

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Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we attend to our experiencing. It can help us to step out of our habitual ways of relating to ourselves, others, situations and into a way of experiencing that is more nuanced, rich and alive. Focusing is a natural skill that anyone can develop and Focusing-listening partnerships are a brilliant resource for supporting our wellbeing and ongoing self exploration. Focusing could be seen as an antidote to the fast driven ways of the modern world – and perhaps can help us steer a calmer path through it! Learning Focusing can help

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Walking into mystery…

specialist Course

What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic...

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What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic mind" and open to what we do not know? What happens when we open fully to the mysterious nature of being aware and being human, here in this time and place and at the same time connected to all of life around us? What does your body know about this? What does nature know? Join me on a walk and exploration, amongst ancient beeches and the myriad of non human beings in nature enquiring into these questions and more. We will play and explore with exercises from Focusing and Nature awareness practices. We will spend time alone and together in the natural world. We will gather around the hearth and be human again. Sep 11-7pm. At a secret location near Stroud Opene to anyone who knows Focusing

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29 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

stroud, south west

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The Felt Sense in a Challenging World

specialist Course

A weekend workshop on working with the felt sense, our own and others', beyond the practice of Focusing.

6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019

london

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An Introduction to Thinking at the Edge

specialist Course

This is the second process that Eugene Gendlin has developed, after Focusing. It is using Focusing to identify exactly what...

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This is the second process that Eugene Gendlin has developed, after Focusing. It is using Focusing to identify exactly what you know about something. It enables you to articulate what you want to say about this, in the way that only you can. Find something that you care about, that you know something about, and that you want to say something about. Discover how you can begin to communicate what you know but can’t yet formulate. This is an introductory weekend, and we will only have time to explore the first stages of the TAE process. But that is valuable in itself – it’s an adventure in thinking, Focusing, self-exploration and questioning. It’s challenging, demanding and very enjoyable. Prerequisite: Focusing Skills Course Level 2

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13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Introduction to Focusing, Level One

introductory Course

During this workshop the emphasis is upon noticing messages that your body gives you and accepting everything that you become...

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During this workshop the emphasis is upon noticing messages that your body gives you and accepting everything that you become aware of. Focusing is very natural and gentle and at the same time you might find that working at this level is powerful and revealing. Throughout the training there will be opportunities to share in the group and to work with your own process. There will be a mixture of Focusing theory, discussion and practice. After completing the introduction to Focusing you can continue with the British Focusing Association Certificate in Focusing Skills: Levels two - five.   Course Outcomes

  • Have had practice Focusing with a Companion
  • Have had practice Companioning a Focuser
  • Exploring how to be with strong emotions without becoming overwhelmed
  • Increasing your awareness of the felt-sense
  • Learning about key Focusing concepts
  Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith
  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Reading materials provided
  • Refreshments included
  For further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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16 Jul 2019 - 17 Jul 2019

Stanmore, london

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Workshop 3: Experiencing & The Body

focusing skills certificate Course

Further skills in both Focusing and listening, and the principles of exploring experiencing and the body as felt from within...

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Further skills in both Focusing and listening, and the principles of exploring experiencing and the body as felt from within in Focusing.

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20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

london

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Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

focusing skills certificate Course

This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential...

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This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential retreat. No prior experience of Focusing is required.The course is divided into five sections: four blocks of four weekly Zoom sessions (16 in total), between January and the end of June, plus a residential retreat on April 5th - 7th. The retreat will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone in Warwickshire. You are welcome to attend the introductory block of four Zoom sessions without committing upfront to the whole course if you wish. Each online group will have a maximum of five participants and all participants will be invited to come together for the in-person retreat. If the residential component is not accessible for you, it is also possible to do this section of the course online. There will be two Zoom groups running in parallel: one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Wednesday mornings and a possible third group on Wed or Thurs evening. In this small-group setting, you will find the course offers a welcoming, sensitively-held space where you feel able to turn up ‘just as you are’. Each session will include time to settle in together, some input on Focusing and companioning and Focusing time in pairs or threes. The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to Focusing and companioning
  • The nature of the felt sense and how to receive your own and others’ experience skilfully and sensitively
  • The gifts of the body in Focusing and companioning
  • Offering suggestions in the listening role, and being with complex areas of inner experience
  • Self-criticism, ‘exile’ and Focusing in everyday life
We will explore these themes together in an experiential way, allowing plenty of time for your own input and reflections. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120 and the long weekend residential fee is £140 (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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22 Jan 2019 - 25 Jun 2019

skype worldwide

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Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

focusing skills certificate Course

This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential...

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This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential retreat. No prior experience of Focusing is required.The course is divided into five sections: four blocks of four weekly  Zoom sessions (16 in total), between January and the end of June, plus a residential retreat on April 5th - 7th. The retreat will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone in Warwickshire. You are welcome to attend the introductory block of four Zoom sessions without committing upfront to the whole course if you wish. Each online group will have a maximum of five participants and all participants will be invited to come together for the in-person retreat. If the residential component is not accessible for you, it is also possible to do this section of the course online. There will be two Zoom groups running in parallel: one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Wednesday mornings and a possible third group on Wed or Thurs evenings. In this small-group setting, you will find the course offers a welcoming, sensitively-held space where you feel able to turn up ‘just as you are’. Each session will include time to settle in together, some input on Focusing and companioning and Focusing time in pairs or threes. The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to Focusing and companioning
  • The nature of the felt sense and how to receive your own and others’ experience skilfully and sensitively
  • The gifts of the body in Focusing and companioning
  • Offering suggestions in the listening role, and how to be with complex areas of inner experience
  • Self-criticism, ‘exile’ and Focusing in everyday life
We will explore these themes together in an experiential way, allowing plenty of time for your own input and reflections. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120 and the long weekend residential fee is £140  (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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23 Jan 2019 - 26 Jun 2019

skype worldwide

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Path of the Focusing Practitioner residential retreat

specialist Course

This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together...

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This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat ‘lapsed’, this may be just the thing to get you re-inspired!) People combining focusing with another approach or profession are also welcome to attend. The event will include the following themes and activities:

  • Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction
  • Deepening your trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • Sensing for the next steps in your focusing journey
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of focusing time in pairs or triads
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and socialising
If this event is of interest to you, please contact me for further details and booking form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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7 Jun 2019 - 10 Jun 2019

Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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Focusing & Dreams

specialist Course

A weekend workshop on exploring dreams with Focusing.

8 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019

london

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that...

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Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we attend to our experiencing. It can help us to step out of our habitual ways of relating to ourselves, others, situations and into a way of experiencing that is more nuanced, rich and alive. Focusing is a natural skill that anyone can develop and Focusing-listening partnerships are a brilliant resource for supporting our wellbeing and ongoing self exploration. Focusing could be seen as an antidote to the fast driven ways of the modern world – and perhaps can help us steer a calmer path through it! Learning Focusing can help

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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8 Jun 2019 - 8 Jun 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Focusing for Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Penzance

specialist Course

FOCUSING FOR COUNSELLORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS a weekend workshop for practitioners at Mudita House, 43 Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4EX  Saturday 15thand Sunday 16th June...

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FOCUSING FOR COUNSELLORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS a weekend workshop for practitioners at Mudita House, 43 Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4EX  Saturday 15thand Sunday 16th June 2019, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm  The workshop counts as 12 hours’ CPD. Certificates will be given. Many psychotherapists use elements of Focusing in their work, or would like to do so. Learning to be with the felt sense can help both client and therapist to connect more deeply with the process that is unfolding. It can also be a resource for the practitioner themselves. This workshop is for practising psychotherapists and counsellors. There will be time for both theory and experiential work, as well as in-depth discussion of Focusing in your practice.  Cost: £120, concessions £90. Deposit: £30  For information and bookings contact Susan Jordan  Tel: 01364 653742 susanjord@gmail.com               Susan Jordan is a UKCP registered Core Process psychotherapist and supervisor and a BFA recognised Focusing Teacher. She has been teaching Focusing since 2003 and has taught a module on Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy at Regent’s University.    

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15 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019

Penzance, south west

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Portals into Presence Webinar Sat 15 June 2-6pm BST

introductory Course

Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented...

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented a variety of webinars on Presence which have gained us invaluable insight into what it takes to access and sustain an experience of ‘embodied Presence’; and what gets in the way of this. Embodied Presence points to the experience of an “underlying field of alive Presence” inside you, which is totally unaffected by whatever goes on inside and around you. Based on these insights we have designed a new experiential webinar, which will take you on a step-by-step journey into a full-bodied experience of Presence or “Me Here”.  With each portal we will look at potential pitfalls, such as the way in which we habitually relate to the present moment, how we relate to our thoughts and how we assess our momentary experiences. With each step of this journey there will be plenty of time to practice what it takes to go deeper into an experience of Presence.  Each practice will be followed by an opportunity to share your experiences within the safety of a small group. This webinar is open to anyone regardless of their level of training and experience in Focusing. Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but is not required. Best to book swiftly as there is one place available. Date& Time:     Saturday 15thJune from 2pm till 6pm BST (including a 20 minute break) Venue: Virtual “meeting room” on Zoom platform. If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you will be given simple instructions for downloading Zoom (free of charge) prior to the session.  Booking: The cost for the webinar is £80. To book your place, email Cecelia Clegg on ceceliaclegg44@gmail.comwho will send you payment instructions.

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15 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

online zoom,

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WILD MINDFULNESS: Exploring inner and outer landscapes through Mindfulness and awareness

introductory Course

“Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you...

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“Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known.” David Wagoner. WHAT DOES THE DAY HOLD IN STORE? When we spend any quality time in nature we meet “wildness” , something not controlled by our minds and wishes, we enter a world where we are a guest and here we can touch mystery and wisdom if we open to it. When we take our awareness inside also we meet a similar landscape - full of unknown treasures, overgrown paths and wild creatures. In each landscape if we approach with reverence, great things move towards us. Wisdom and wonder awaits. This day workshop/retreat will offer an opportunity to saunter in nature, with fresh and open senses. We will take our extraordinary human senses to bring an open heart and mind to our experience. We will sit together, and alone, in and on the land. We will walk and explore, We will share what we discover. WHERE AND WHEN SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 10AM - 4PM Stroud Community Agriculture Roundhouse, Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

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16 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019

Stroud., south west

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Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be...

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Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be suitable for anyone who has completed a Level 1 Course with Russel and Myself, or another BFA Focusing teacher.  This course costs  £125 including a 12 Hour Focusing / CPD certificate In this course we will explore

  1. Recap on Level 1
  2. . Experiential Exercises re grounding and anchoring.
  3. A Little more on the philosophy of focusing including a group experiential exercise
  4. The Four ways that we relate to what we experience, including the two focusing attitudes, and the implications of this for our lives and our families and friends.
  5. An exploration of our four relationships we have with our experiencing and the listening and focusing skills associated with them.
  6. Getting to know the 'gang inside' using art and focusing.
  7. Practice of Focusing skills both as a Focuser  Focusing companion, and observer. John or Russ will act as a resource for each group.
  8. Exploring further resources and training in Focusing
This is a deeply experiential course. We will offer direct teaching,Q&A, demonstrations from your tutors,group experiential exercises, and small group work. everyone will have a chance to observe, focusing and listening, and be able to practice focusing and listening skills. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association.He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Event Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south west

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Portals into Presence Webinar Wed 26th June 19 2-6pm BST

introductory Course

Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented...

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented a variety of webinars on Presence which have gained us invaluable insight into what it takes to access and sustain an experience of ‘embodied Presence’; and what gets in the way of this. Embodied Presence points to the experience of an “underlying field of alive Presence” inside you, which is totally unaffected by whatever goes on inside and around you. Based on these insights we have designed a new experiential webinar, which will take you on a step-by-step journey into a full-bodied experience of Presence or “Me Here”.  With each portal we will look at potential pitfalls, such as the way in which we habitually relate to the present moment, how we relate to our thoughts and how we assess our momentary experiences. With each step of this journey there will be plenty of time to practice what it takes to go deeper into an experience of Presence.  Each practice will be followed by an opportunity to share your experiences within the safety of a small group. This webinar is open to anyone regardless of their level of training and experience in Focusing. Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but is not required. Best to book swiftly as there are three or four places available.  This webinar is similar in format to the one offered on Sat 15 June 19, though the experience can be different each time. Date& Time:  Wednesday 26thJune from 2pm-6pm BST (including a 20 minute break). Venue: Virtual “meeting room” on Zoom platform.  Zoom (like Skype) is a very user-friendly and easy-to-install software for on-line video meetings.  If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you will be given simple instructions for downloading Zoom (free of charge) prior to the sessions. Booking: The cost for the webinar is £80. To book your place, email Cecelia Clegg on ceceliaclegg44@gmail.comwho will send you payment instructions.

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26 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019

Online zoom,

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Introduction to Focusing Level 1 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

focusing skills certificate Course

Introduction to Focusing Course Dates. weekend of the 4th and 5th May 2019 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This...

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Introduction to Focusing Course Dates. weekend of the 4th and 5th May 2019 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of Focusing. Anyone interested in Focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in Focusing for personal and professional development, as well as Focusing-Oriented Therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. There will be no more than 8 Participants on the course. Where is the course being held and when? The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday)  on the the 4th and 5th May 2019   with a 9.30 meet for a 10am start. The course times are 10-5 each day. The  Venue - is The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes, also tea and coffee provided during the breaks. Does not cover lunch which you can bring with you. There is also a local co-op which sells sandwiches and salads. What does the course cover? Focusing helps us to heal our hurting feelings. and does so much more as well. In this course we will cover.

  • What is focusing?
  • How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally? Its amazing way of healing.
  • Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for well being healing creativity and others issues.
  • Focusing Partnership Skills including:
  • How to Focus on your own
  • Focusing with a companion as both a Focuser and a Companion
  • Focusing companion  skills including reflective listening that help people to focus better
  • Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
  • How to find a Focusing Partner.
  • Further resources in Focusing including information on Level 2.
You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice Focusing using pair small group work depending on the numbers of people who attend. On day one everybody has an opportunity to try focusing with either John or Russell. We will also demonstrate both Focusing and Listening skills over the two days. On day two you will also have the opportunity to practice Focusing partnership skills with each other. Russ and  John will act as a support and a resource when you are focusing or companioning the focuser. Focusing Partnerships On completing this course, and if you feel ready, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List on the BFA website and the Find a Focusing Partner (BFA Faceook Group ). It may also be possible to form a focusing partnership with other participants on the course. A focusing partnership can be one of the most effective ways of carrying   forward the skills and knowledge that you have gained from the course. BFA Skills Certificate and additional training available. This is the first of 5 training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA Focusing Skills Certificate which recognises your training in Focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. This course is a stand alone course. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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4 May 2019 - 5 May 2019

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Treasure Maps: An untangling retreat in Dublin Ireland

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If you long for your own fuller life but your energy...

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If you long for your own fuller life but your energy is bound up in fear, shame, confusion, or self-criticism… If you already know Focusing but there are some areas of life that seem to resist change no matter what you do… the Treasure Maps retreat led by Barbara McGavin and Ann Weiser Cornell might be for you. May 16-24, 2019, Emmaus Centre, near Dublin. https://focusingresources.com/?portfolio=treasure-maps-to-the-soul

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16 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

Dublin, Ireland, english speakers abroad

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Workshop 2: The Art of Listening

focusing skills certificate Course

The follow-up workshop to my introductory workshop on Focusing: the principles of listening, ways to respond to the focuser's  felt...

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The follow-up workshop to my introductory workshop on Focusing: the principles of listening, ways to respond to the focuser's  felt sense, Focusing partnerships, and empathy.

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18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

london

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Yes, You Can – Learn to Cope with Focusing

introductory Course

Yes, You Can – Learn to Cope With Focusing Vacation Workshop in Greece We all know it: the sensation of feeling bogged...

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Yes, You Can – Learn to Cope With Focusing Vacation Workshop in Greece We all know it: the sensation of feeling bogged down by everyday life: thoughts of inadequacy, endless lists of things to do, quarrels with loved-ones... Now imagine you had a tool to keep all those negative thoughts and feelings at a good distance, so that you are not overwhelmed by them, but are able to deal with life's challenges in the best possible way. What would your life feel like? Focusing is just such a tool. Basically, Focusing teaches you how to have a helpful and healing relationship with yourself and with others. You first of all learn how to put a good distance between yourself and all that is bothering you. This is a prerequisite to deal with your problems in an effective way. It's a bit like reading: you have to keep the newspaper at an appropriate distance in order to make sense of what's written. But Focusing is even more. It's a way to tap into your intuition - into that part of yourself that already knows the way forward, the appropriate next steps, the way to live a fulfilled and authentic life. In this workshop you will learn:

  • the basic steps of Focusing
  • how to keep a distance between your problems and yourself
  • how to listen to your intuition
At the same time you'll be experiencing community living, sharing in everyday tasks like cooking or washing up etc. As the workshop will take place in the mornings only, there'll be ample time to relax at the beach, go for walks or simply lie in the hammock and read a good book. Where: Kalikalos, Greece, www.kalikalos.com Price: € 575 - € 825 (includes workshop and full accomodation, including 3 vegetarian meals a day (except one evening meal when we eat in a taverna) Booking and info: u.ohse@t-online.de and friederike@kalikalos.com Info-Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh3A91FIr5w&t=20s

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24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

Kalikalos Greece,

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Creativity and Values into Action

focusing skills certificate Course

This weekend will include more opportunity to nurture creativity and intuition. We will look at how Focusing may relate to...

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This weekend will include more opportunity to nurture creativity and intuition. We will look at how Focusing may relate to your values or spirituality and how we can work with action steps. If you have completed all of the five weekends you receive the Focusing Skills Certificate. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 9 and 10 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Online BFA skills course begins

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and...

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The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and listening. Once you have completed any introductory event, you can join the course. It comprises of four modules. Each module consists of five, two hour sessions over five weeks. There will also be partnership practice between sessions with other participants. They will take place using “Zoom”, a free online video conferencing platform. There will be a maximum of 6 people on the course, enabling a more intimate training. More details on the content for each module is found below. On these modules you will learn how to:

  • Listen with sensitivity and subtlety
  • Support the Focuser in difficult places
  • Listen to how the body “speaks”
  • Give suggestions and reminders to your Focuser
  • Find out where change and forward movement come from
  • Be with difficult and tangled issues
  • Be with critical and judgmental voices
  • Develop space for wholeness, healing and integration
Dates: Evening course. 7.00-9.00pm. Module 2: Tuesday March 10th.2020 Module 3: Tuesday April 28th. 2020 Module 4: Tuesday June 16th 2020 Module 5: Tuesday September 8th 2020.

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28 May 2019 - 28 May 2019

Online, skype worldwide

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The gifts of the body in Focusing and listening

specialist Course

This residential event is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. It is both a standalone...

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This residential event is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. It is both a standalone event and part of my Focusing Skills course.  The themes we will explore together include:

  • letting our whole 'alive' body guide our focusing
  • inviting movement
  • welcoming silence
  • opening to a deeper connection between focuser and listener
  • focusing in nature
There will be optional yoga and/or meditation each morning before breakfast. The event begins with an evening meal on Friday April 5th and ends at 4pm on Sunday 7th with the option to stay for an extra day of retreat and practice to leave at 2pm on Monday 8th. Costs: The retreat fee is £140 plus a donation to the centre for meals and accommodation For further details and booking form please email: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk

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5 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

The Purley Chase Centre, near Mancetter, west midlands

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Portals into Presence Webinar Sat 13 April 19 1.30pm to 6pm GMT

introductory Course

Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented...

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented a variety of webinars on Presence which have given us invaluable insight into what it takes to access and sustain an experience of ‘embodied Presence’; and what gets in the way of this. Embodied Presence points to an experience of felt sensing an “underlying field of alive Presence” which is totally unaffected by whatever goes on inside and around you.  To include a felt sense of this Being dimension in us can create a new and powerful dynamic in your Focusing, often opening doors to deep healing shifts. Based on these insights we have designed a new experiential webinar, which will take you on a step-by-step journey into a full-bodied experience of Presence or “Me Here”.  With each portal we will look at potential pitfalls, such as the way in which we habitually relate to the present moment, how we relate to our thoughts and how we assess our momentary experiences. There will also be plenty of time to practice what it takes to go deeper into an experience of Presence.  Each practice will be followed by an opportunity to share your experiences within the safety of a small group of fellow Focusers. Anyone who is familiar with Focusing, regardless of the level of training and experience, is welcome.  Best to book swiftly as there will be a limited number of places available. Date & Time: Saturday 13thApril from 1.30pm till 6pm GMT, with a 30 minute break at the mid point. Venue: Virtual “meeting room” on Zoom platform.  Zoom (like Skype) is very user-friendly and easy-to-install software for on-line video meetings.  If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you will be given simple instructions for downloading Zoom (free of charge) prior to the sessions. Booking: The cost for the webinar is £80. To book your place, email Cecelia Clegg on ceceliaclegg44@gmail.com who will send you payment instructions.

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13 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

Online zoom,

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Embodied intelligence: Introducing Focusing: Malvern

introductory Course

Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s...

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Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s messages This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and list2015WLBCA4ening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy. You will learn how to: Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the Focusing journey Develop self-compassion Practise Focusing on your own Practise Focusing with someone else Sunday 28th April 10-5pm

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28 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

Malvern, south east

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Focusing in Helping Relationships

specialist Course

A workshop for experienced focusers who want to mix some Focusing into other settings, and maybe to introduce Focusing to...

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A workshop for experienced focusers who want to mix some Focusing into other settings, and maybe to introduce Focusing to new people.

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2 Mar 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

london

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

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Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that...

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Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we attend to our experiencing. It can help us to step out of our habitual ways of relating to ourselves, others, situations and into a way of experiencing that is more nuanced, rich and alive. Focusing is a natural skill that anyone can develop and Focusing-listening partnerships are a brilliant resource for supporting our wellbeing and ongoing self exploration. Focusing could be seen as an antidote to the fast driven ways of the modern world – and perhaps can help us steer a calmer path through it! Learning Focusing can help

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Introduction to Focusing day two

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This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing day one. You may choose to attend this second day after...

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This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing day one. You may choose to attend this second day after having attended one of my day one workshops or if you have attended a one day Focusing Introduction with another teacher. This day two of the Introduction will provide further opportunity to consolidate your learning from day one, gain more practice with Focusing and learn about Clearing a Space. Clearing a Space is a process which can be used as a standalone practice, useful for dealing with overwhelm, or as a step within the Focusing process. We will also explore the Focusing attitude. After attending this second day of the Introduction you would be in a position to seek a Focusing partner through the BFA's Focusing partners pool. Practice of Focusing with a partner is a great way to look after yourself and cultivate a different sort of awareness. For more information or to book go to www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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10 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Introduction to Focusing – Level One – Listening to Yourself – 16/17 March 2019 – Fully Booked

focusing skills certificate Course

This Workshop is open to anyone who wants learn about Focusing.  It is a 2 day face to...

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This Workshop is open to anyone who wants learn about Focusing.  It is a 2 day face to face workshop with a maximum of 6 participants.

What you will Explore and Learn about Focusing

You will start to discover the origins of Focusing, what Focusing is and how it differs from other approaches.  In particular that Focusing is a gentle yet powerful way of coming into contact with our inner places. I call Level 1 Listening to Yourself.  For me this is the key to Focusing.  In this Workshop you will begin to learn to Focus, to sense internally for what wants your attention at this moment and how to start to connect with that.  You will learn to identify the stages of a Focusing session and to listen and companion someone in a Focusing way. ​​ You will be introduced to the work of Eugene Gendlin and the concept of Inner Relationship Focusing and the work of Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin. There are many opportunities for group discussions and one to one Focusing practice where you can experience and explore what you have been introduced to.

Further Details

This workshop is Level One of the British Focusing Association Focusing Skills Certificate. Dates for Levels Two to Five will be available later in 2019 You do not have to sign up to to all 5 levels each module can be taken individually, however they do need to be taken in order as each workshop builds on the previous one. Cost for this workshop is £125.00.  

Location

The Workshop is help in a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth in Warwickshire (CV8). This provides a peaceful and safe setting for the workshop. The location is accessible by public transport

Group Size

The group will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants

To Book

For more details and booking information, please visit my website at www.lizorrell.com

To Contact Me

To If you wish to contact me to talk about this module please email me at lizzie.orrell@gmail.com

What previous participants have said

I always feel welcomed, comfortable and safe on the weekends. I have learned a lot and these weekends always inspire me to look a little deeper I really appreciate how clearly everything is explained.  The course notes are well set out and very clear.  It is good to have something to take away and reflect on after the weekend.  It was lovely to be in such an open and accepting group I have been surprised and pleased to discover how gentle focusing is                                                                

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16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019

Kenilworth Warwickshire, west midlands

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Dreaming and Intuition

focusing skills certificate Course

This weekend will give us the opportunity to be with our dreams and explore them in a Focusing way. You...

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This weekend will give us the opportunity to be with our dreams and explore them in a Focusing way. You will be invited to let go of rational thought and allow in the childlike or instinctual so we can look at intuition and what nourishes it. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 7 and 8 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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4-week introduction to focusing and listening

introductory Course

If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week online intro course may be for you! The group (max 5...

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If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week online intro course may be for you! The group (max 5 participants) will meet on four consecutive Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3.45pm via Zoom to learn focusing and listening in a friendly, relaxed setting. Each call will include time to settle in together, teaching input and time to practice focusing and listening in pairs or triads. This 4-week block is also the first section of a 6-month Focusing Skills Course (see events listing). You are welcome to sign up for the whole course after attending the introduction if you so wish. There will be another group running on Wednesday mornings and possibly also an evening group, so please get in touch if an evening would work better for you. Cost: £120 Email for further details: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk  

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22 Jan 2019 - 12 Feb 2019

skype worldwide

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4-week introduction to focusing and listening

introductory Course

If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week online intro course may be for you! The group (max 5...

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If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week online intro course may be for you! The group (max 5 participants) will meet on four consecutive Wednesday mornings from 10.15 to 12.30 via Zoom to learn focusing and listening in a friendly, relaxed setting. Each call will include time to settle in together, teaching input and time to practice focusing and listening in pairs or triads. This 4-week block is also the first section of a 6-month Focusing Skills Course (see events listing). You are welcome to sign up for the whole course after attending the introduction if you so wish. There will be another group running on Tuesday afternoons and possibly also an evening group, so please get in touch if an evening would work better for you. Cost: £120 Email for further details: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk

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23 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019

skype worldwide

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. 5 weeks starts 28th January. 7-9pm Five Tuesday evenings Online course through zoom

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28 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Online, skype worldwide

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New Year Focusing Retreat

specialist Course

This 5-day retreat, at Bala Brook Retreat Centre on Dartmoor, offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the...

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This 5-day retreat, at Bala Brook Retreat Centre on Dartmoor, offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the year’s end after the busyness of Christmas. The retreat will provide a safe, supportive and nourishing environment, with space to form a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with nature. It is open to people of all levels of Focusing experience. There will time each day for:

  • 1-1 Focusing sessions
  • Input and discussion on Focusing practice
  • Silent group walks
  • Group meditation
  • Early morning qigong (or personal practice)
  • Group sharing
  • Free time for resting, walking, etc.
The retreat will be held partly in silence, but there is also time to interact socially with the group. Extra group activities such as Dartmoor walks, dance/movement, massage, poetry sharing, etc, may also arise on the retreat. We will also mark the turning of the year with a ritual or celebration. For further information (flyer, booking form) contact Gordon gordonadam@blueyonder.co.uk

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28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019

Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor, south west

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Freedom from “ego” Free online seminar

introductory Course

Transforming fear Everyday tools to live a life beyond fear and anxiety Is you life limited by fear and anxiety? Do you find...

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Transforming fear Everyday tools to live a life beyond fear and anxiety Is you life limited by fear and anxiety? Do you find it hard to take new steps? Always worries and afraid? This free seminar will introduce a life long skill that can help transform feelings of fear and anxiety into allies and helpers. We will learn that we can become bigger than what we are afraid of, and we need not be ruled by them. And we will see that the body has within it not just fear but courage and ability to know how to find freedom. All seminars are held on "Zoom": an online video platform. which is free and needs registration. Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7.30-8.30pm GMT

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15 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2019

Online, skype worldwide

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Listening, Language and the Body

focusing skills certificate Course

We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the Focusing process collaborative and how use of language can influence...

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We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the Focusing process collaborative and how use of language can influence the Focusing process. We will also explore our connection with the body and utilising the wider space to support us. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 5 and 6 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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One day workshop: Focusing with Decisions

specialist Course

This one day workshop is run by Elizabeth Smith and Paula Newman in Harrow, NW London. It combines theory...

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This one day workshop is run by Elizabeth Smith and Paula Newman in Harrow, NW London. It combines theory with experiential exercises. How do you reach decisions? We invite you to bring a decision to work with in a Focusing way. We will go through the four stages of a Focusing session, getting a sense of our decision, making contact with what is there, deepening our experience of it and coming to an ending. Throughout this process you will be sensing into the various sides of your decision. This can be revealing, bringing new self-understandings. The day starts at 9.45am with refreshments and settling in time, and ends at 4pm. The cost is £75.

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29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019

Harrow, london

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Transforming fear: Free talk and taster Bristol

introductory Course

Transforming fear Everyday tools to live a life beyond fear and anxiety Is you life limited by fear and anxiety? Do you find...

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Transforming fear Everyday tools to live a life beyond fear and anxiety Is you life limited by fear and anxiety? Do you find it hard to take new steps? Always worries and afraid? This free seminar will introduce a life long skill that can help transform feelings of fear and anxiety into allies and helpers. We will learn that we can become bigger than what we are afraid of, and we need not be ruled by them. And we will see that the body has within it not just fear but courage and ability to know how to find freedom. All seminars are held on "Zoom": an online video platform. which is free and needs registration. Thursday 31st January 2019, 8.15-9.15pm Bristol Folk House, 40A Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG.

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31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019

Stroud., south west

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Dec - 2018

Meditative Focusing and art-making

specialist Course

6 Dec 2018 - 6 Dec 2018

London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London, NW5 4SF, london

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The Path of the Focusing Practitioner

specialist Course

This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration...

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This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat 'lapsed', this may be just the thing to get you re-inspired!) People combining Focusing with another approach or profession are also welcome to attend. The event will include the following themes and activities:

  • Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction
  • Deepening trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • The Practitioner-client relationship
  • Sensing for your next (or final) steps in your training or budding Focusing enterprise
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of Focusing time
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and fun stuff
If this event is of interest to you, please contact me for further details and booking form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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7 Dec 2018 - 10 Dec 2018

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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